On Thursday, February 27, the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) held the first part of the Symposium on New Approaches to International Regulatory Cooperation.

Professor Richard StewartUniversity Professor Richard Stewart—whose research investigates international environmental law—introduced the keynote speaker. Stewart also directs IILJ’s Global Administrative Law (GAL) Project, which co-sponsored the symposium. The GAL Project focuses on the growing use of administrative law-type mechanisms within the regulatory institutions of global governance. Such mechanisms include in particular those related to transparency, participation, accountability, and review.

C. Boyden Gray, the founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, delivered the keynote, entitled, “The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership.” He served as US Ambassador to the European Union under President George W. Bush and later as the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy.

Afterward, the panelists held a discussion. The guests included the following:

  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, a director at the Directorate General of Trade of the European Commission
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, senior counsel for government and regulatory affairs at General Electric
  • Peter Skinner, member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party
  • Jeffrey Weiss, senior advisor for Standards and Global Regulatory Policy, Office of the Secretary at US Department of Commerce

Watch the video of the keynote below (2 hr, 1 min):

Friday’s events featured four panels discussing papers on various facets of international regulatory cooperation, such as the president’s role. The day featured commentary from several NYU Law faculty, including Stewart, along with Lawrence King Professor of Law Richard Revesz, Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law David Golove, Adjunct Professor of Law Ira Rubinstein, and Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law Robert Howse.

The symposium was co-sponsored by the Atlantic Council, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. Law & Contemporary Problems with publish the keynote address and papers.

To review the full program of events, click here.

Posted on March 7, 2014